The documents for obtaining a driver’s license are the book in which everything important is written down in the various lessons, so that you can also learn at home comfortably. lessons are for example situations on the road. How does a motor vehicle? Traffic signs, right of way rules. How to behave in traffic? Such things are very useful in the acquisition of the driver’s license. accident prevention rules are also in the foreground. With the questionnaire it goes then toward examination.

Christina Cherry

Are you deaf? Driving can be dangerous if you are not aware of your surroundings

Are you deaf? Driving a car can be dangerous if you are not aware of your surroundings.

Deaf people have to do without many things, what is natural for other people: radio and music immediately come to mind, but also important warning mechanisms how the horn on the car or a called notice are not perceptible.

Therefore the question arises: may deaf participating in road traffic? And if so to expect restrictions? this guide answers the most important questions about driving deaf, so you can stay mobile despite a disability.

Christina Cherry

practice makes perfect – even when driving a car. But just the practice hours go into the money.

Driving license costs: What does a driving license cost?

The driver’s license for the car is more expensive than a few years ago. Between 1.200 and 2.200 € is the minimum average cost for a driver’s license. But what are the costs for the driver’s license?? And what to consider? Depending on the federal state and the driving school, different prices are due for the driving license. Some items are unpredictable and quickly become expensive. With combined offers you save money again.

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Almost every adult german has it, the class B driver’s license. "What can I drive with it?" – the question is not as easy to answer as one might think. You learn this in driving school, but hand on heart: who knows anymore?? And who knows what B96, BE, BF17 and BEF17 means? Here you can find out.

Car driver’s license class B and extensions

Currently, there are 16 driving license classes in germany and in the entire european union, which are defined in §6 of the driving license ordinance (fev).

The commonly called "auto driving license the above mentioned driving license includes the driving license class B and the extensions B96, BE and the so called driving license from 17 for accompanied driving BF17 and BEF 17.

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With a confession, the trial against the three alleged murderers of a 20-year-old inmate in Siegburg Prison began on Wednesday at the Bonn Regional Court. The crime had triggered a political debate about violence in prisons.
In the this site interview, Cologne chaplain Achim Halfmann talks about the need for pedagogical support for imprisoned young people. His appeal to the state government: more investment in social work.

Twice a week, they drive 142 kilometers to listen for two hours. "We are an outlet for the anger, fear and worries of the young people in prison," says Achim Halfmann, managing director of Gefahrdetenhilfe Scheideweg in Huckeswagen near Cologne. Volunteers from the Protestant prison ministry have been going behind the high prison walls of the Siegburg correctional facility every week since 1972. Many young people served time here before finding housing, work and a new life at Gefahrdetenhilfe.The killing of a 20-year-old inmate in Siegburg, which has been on trial at the Bonn Regional Court since Wednesday, has shaken but not surprised the association. "Everyone involved in prisons knows that there is violence among those in custody and that sexual offenses also occur," Halfmann emphasized. However, he says he has not seen the situation in Siegburg any more drastic than in the other 16 prisons that Gefahrdetenhilfe regularly visits in North Rhine-Westphalia and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with a total of 300 volunteers.The Siegburg case is a reflection of reality and not just an isolated case, says Halfmann. "What happened in Siegburg happens where young people who come from criminal scenes are fenced together and are not adequately accompanied," Halfmann said.The association has high hopes for a new law on the execution of juvenile sentences, which has been introduced by the Dusseldorf state government. The bill calls for the creation of 750 new detention slots, individual placement for juvenile offenders, more education and training opportunities, and sports and recreational programs in the evenings and on weekends."It would be a great step forward if these points were actually put into practice," Halfmann says. In recent years, he said, the association's contact group work has become increasingly difficult, with guards often locking the young people away before six o'clock in the evening. "Many even spend the whole weekend in their cells.The association is pinning great hopes on a new law on juvenile detention, which the state government in Dusseldorf is working on," he says, adding that educational leisure activities and encounters with people outside prison are enormously important for the resocialization of juveniles. "Creating a bit of free time with people from outside and being in conversation with them is a very important outlet to find some relief," Halfmann explains.According to Halfmann, the possibility of catching up on school-leaving qualifications and training is used far too seldom in juvenile prisons. Only 37 percent of juvenile prisoners in NRW have a secondary school diploma. Less than one percent can provide evidence of vocational training. According to a study, the recidivism rate of released juveniles in NRW is 74 percent."Being on the fringes has become a way of life," Halfmann observes. "I experience the young people increasingly hopelessly."Halfmann welcomes the creation of a new closed juvenile detention center in Wuppertal – even if the Siegburg facility is to be closed for it. The state government is planning a new building with 500 places at a cost of around 70 million euros, in which there will be training facilities, classrooms, workshops, sports facilities and predominantly single cells in residential groups. However, the Greens criticize that only ten positions have been earmarked for social services.Jonk Schnitzius, a prison chaplain in Wuppertal, also notes that the staffing situation in prisons has hardly changed since the Siegburg murder. "The situation is dramatic, but the state of emergency is fixed." For almost two years now, the pastor has been fighting to fill the second vacant Protestant pastor position. He himself, with a 0.75 position, is responsible for the care of 550 prisoners as well as for the training and coordination of volunteer contact groups, including the Gefahrdetenhilfe Scheideweg (Crossroads Assistance for the Vulnerable).The Ministry of Justice has promised a second position, but, Schnitzius says, "no action follows."The state government prefers to invest in security standards rather than in urgently needed social work, the chaplain criticizes. "Relationships create the highest level of security, not barbed wire. We must not fall into the trap of thinking that we can improve the situation with security measures alone."(Sabine Damaschke/epd)

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Headscarves at school © Frank Rumpenhorst

Small turnaround: Currently, there will be no specific headscarf ban for North Rhine-Westphalian elementary school. Corresponding changes to the school law are not currently planned, explained NRW School Minister Yvonne Gebauer.

The FDP politician made her comments on Wednesday in the school committee of the Dusseldorf state parliament. Her ministry is currently focusing on expanding Islamic religious instruction. Muslim students should be taught the basics "for a self-determined practice of their religion". The lessons are taught by state-trained teachers from the state and are based on state curricula.

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What to do when the "Auschwitz legend" is mentioned again in the schoolyard?? If "lies" are the only argument against the trained agitators of the far-right, you have already lost, says Markus Tiedemann. The historian educates young people about right-wing propaganda.

It is very bad to be outraged. "Then the Nazis take on the role of victims," warns Tiedemann.In a role-playing game at the Social Peace Service in Bremen, ethics expert and comprehensive school teacher Tiedemann teases 22-year-old Monique to the bone: the Hollywood flick "Schindler's List" is just as fictional as the size of the monster in Spielberg's "Jaws". And gassings had not taken place in Auschwitz at all, because Zyklon B was gaseous only from 26 degrees Celsius onwards. But it is demonstrably colder in Auschwitz. Then Tiedemann alias neo-Nazi "Horst" attacks the young woman directly and treats her like a little fool in front of the group."I'm actually open to discussion, but here I was quickly on the defensive and at my limits," says Monique, who is doing a voluntary social year in a church parish. "Was your grandpa a killer??", Horst asks even more directly and reaps a hesitant "No". "Nazis deny sources, invent or manipulate facts, attack personally and want to shine with special knowledge in order to build bridges into the bourgeois camp," Tiedemann explains.

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Ackermann rejects criticism

Bishop Stephan Ackermann © Harald Oppitz (KNA)

Victims of abuse in the diocese of Trier accuse Bishop Stephan Ackermann of failing to come to terms with abuse in his own diocese. The lack of an independent reappraisal is also criticized. The diocese rejects the criticism.

In a now published statement, the initiative Missbit complains about "ignorance and passivity" of the bishop, who is also the abuse commissioner of the Catholic German Bishops' Conference. The abuse study of the Bishops' Conference published a year ago recommended an independent reappraisal. In Trier, however, in contrast to other dioceses such as Essen, Cologne or Mainz, this has not yet been addressed.

Christina Cherry
A threat to school education

Sydney's bishop wants to protect church schools from discrimination lawsuits © Manuel Lopez

Sydney's Archbishop Fisher warns of possible discrimination lawsuits against church schools. He made his comments in light of the lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired for her advocacy of gay marriage.

Lawsuits by "activists" for same-sex marriage "directly threaten the future of faith-based schooling in this country," Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher, chairman of the bishops' commission on Catholic education, told The Australian news portal this Tuesday.

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The bishop of Hamburg, Maria Jepsen, has resigned from her office. This she announced on Friday at a press conference in Hamburg (statement in the wording). Jepsen thus drew the consequence from increasing criticism of her handling of an abuse case in the North Elbian regional church. The 65-year-old Jepsen was the first female Lutheran bishop in the world.

Because her "credibility is in doubt," she feels unable to "continue to tell the good news as I promised before God and the congregation at my ordination and my episcopal inauguration," Jepsen's statement said. The sister of one of the victims had published an affidavit on Thursday about her encounter with Hamburg Bishop Jepsen in the late 1990s. Afterwards she had addressed the bishop in Lubeck after a lecture and had spoken about the sexual abuse of the Ahrensburg pastor Dieter K. at children and young people informed.Jepsen had then told her that she wanted to take care of it. The victim is a woman from Ahrensburg who, according to her own statements, had been sexually abused by the pastor between the ages of 16 and 20.K, the pastor from Ahrensburg. allegedly sexually abused several male and female youths from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. The now-retired chaplain had been removed from the congregation after initial indications in 1999, but had continued to work as a chaplain at the Schleswig juvenile detention center and as a religion teacher at an Ahrensburg high school. Jepsen and Kabmann are now connected aprupt En At the beginning of April 1992, Maria Jepsen was elected the world's first female Evangelical Lutheran bishop in the Michel in Hamburg. She retained this special position in Germany for seven years: It was not until 1999 that Margot Kabmann became the second woman bishop in Hanover.Jepsen and Kabmann are now also united by the abrupt end of their careers as bishops: Kabmann had resigned from all church leadership positions at the end of February. This was the consequence of her driving under the influence of alcohol. The Catholic Church has also already had its bishop resign this year: Augsburg Bishop Walter Mixa had to resign in April due to a wide range of allegations. Term of office went until summer 2012 On 19. January of this year Jepsen had turned 65 years old. Her term would actually not have ended until the summer of 2012. Born in Bad Segeberg in 1945, she studied classical philology and theology in Tubingen, Kiel and Marburg after graduating from high school. From 1972 to 1990, she was a pastor in Meldorf and Leck in Schleswig-Holstein, and in 1991 she became the first woman to take over the office of provost in the then church district of Harburg in northern Elbia. The principle of her style of ministry is her personal presence. "Being able to speak and listen – that is important to me."She always sought direct conversation, and was tirelessly on the move in the city. In addition to official appointments and meetings, events and anniversaries, the visits were primarily aimed at social or diaconal institutions and groups at the church base. AIDS aid, hospices, daycare centers, hospitals, shelters for the homeless: Church must also be "voice of the silent". Their motto: With each other, not about each other For her, Sunday services are part of the core of Christian life. The pastors of her Hamburg-Lubeck parish always had to reckon with the bishop coming to worship with them. She did not want this to be understood as an official visitation, but as an inviting accompaniment. "As a pastor, you should only celebrate services that you yourself like to go to," she advised the chaplains.In ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, too, it is important to talk directly to each other, not about each other, was her motto. Personal contacts with the Jewish community and Muslim mosques were important to her. She could also accept the call of the muezzin in Hamburg, she explained. Her relationship with Catholic auxiliary bishop Hans-Jochen Jaschke and Archbishop Werner Thissen was recently considered excellent.

Christina Cherry